public and private partners to improve capacity for business job growth and investment.



private business growth and investment by providing key information/support services.



the regions competitive advantages to promote business attraction/retention



on behalf of our customers and clients


Economic Development in Weld County

Upstate Colorado Economic Development is a public/private non-profit economic development corporation that provides services to all of Weld County. Our work focuses on supporting primary industry and employment diversity.

Our goal is to help these employers bring new equity into the local economy. Upstate Colorado provides service to existing and expanding primary employers, and to those who are considering a Weld County location for their business.

Our plan is to continue to focus on helping create and retain jobs, which in turn will bring wealth to all levels of Weld County.

Weld County

Weld County finds itself in the path of opportunity. Weld County is located near several high education institutions, world-class employers and diverse cultural and recreational offerings.


Weld County has projected growth of 15.9% between the years of 2010 and 2017. The 15.9% represents an additional 40,325 people moving into the County over the last 7 years.


Weld County is home to 31 incorporated towns. Many of these towns are the fastest growing in Colorado.


Colorado ranks 48th among 50 state in tax revenue compared to personal income.


Weld County and Colorado both have a pro-growth and pro-business attitude. There are a range of economic incentives, resources, and loan programs that aim to assist new and existing businesses. Weld County is the only county in Colorado that is debt free.

Helping Weld County Thrive

Upstate Colorado assists Weld County through facilitating and attracting new investment, new job opportunities, stimulating income growth and expanding the local community tax base.

Wells Concrete


In 2019, Wells Concrete a relocation/expansion project of two Denver operations announced plans to move to a new 117,000 sf facility. This facility will relocate 200 jobs and add an additional 50.

Intersand Cat Litter

Windsor, CO

Intersand Cat Litter, a Canadian cat litter manufacturer, broke ground for a new 48,000 sf processing facility in Windsor in late 2019.

Vantage Hemp

Greeley, CO

Vantage Hemp, a CBD oil manufacturer, announced plans to locate to Greeley. This operation will employ 30.

Powering Colorado was created to bring to light all the ways that Weld County powers Colorado.


Powering Colorado strives to promote our western values and educate other communities about the Weld region’s growing influence and impact. We do this through awareness campaigns, regulatory advocacy, and area outreach. Join our effort by pledging your support for the Weld county region and the success of Colorado.

Latest from our Blog

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January 9, 2023

Agilent Technologies Expansion

We are excited to share that Agilent Technologies has announced an expansion to their state-of-the-art facility in the Town of Frederick, Weld County, Colorado. This significant expansion will double Agilent’s manufacturing capacity of therapeutic nucleic acids and result in a $725 million investment. To support this growth, 160 new jobs…

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May 31, 2022

2022 Colorado Legislative Session Debrief

The 2022 General Assembly adjourned late this spring after introducing 716 bills. Roughly half of these proposed bills passed this session. With one party in control of the Colorado legislature, our time and conversation prioritized protecting the interests of business and primary industry sectors that support our economy through the…

April 18, 2022

Access 25 Logistics Park – Weld County, Colorado’s Newest Dual Rail-Served Industrial Park

Weld County and Northern Colorado’s newest industrial park asset, the Access 25 Logistics Park, is conveniently located along the I-25 corridor in Mead, Colorado. This 300-acre master-planned development is dual rail-served and offers several site configurations, lot sizes, and shovel-ready build-to-suit or lease opportunities. Sites are zoned for industrial use…

April 12, 2022

UNC Innovation Talks: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for Hemp Startups

You’re invited to attend the University of Northern Colorado Innovation Talk: Harnessing the Power of Collaboration for Hemp Startups    When: April 20, 2022 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm MST Where: Multipurpose Hall in UNC Campus Commons, 1051 22nd St, Greeley, CO 80639 Attend In-person: RSVP for parking pass:…

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